VF possible end of excalibur

Saturday, June 10, 2017 4:08 PM

I went to VF Yesterday and heard talk that excalibur might get replaced with an expansion of soak city and a parking lot or just a parking lot

When i went on thunder canyon I ended up talking to the ride operator he thought that they were replacing excalibur with just a parking lot. After that I went on excalibur ther was no line. While I was sitting there waiting for the ride to start I talked to the ride operator he thought that they were going to replace excalibur with an expansion of soak city and a parking lot i'm fine with an expansion of soak city as long as it isn't more body slides, some tube slides would be a great addition.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017 4:26 PM

I didn't realize that the Lemon Chill guy was running coasters now.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 2:37 AM

What

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 8:47 AM

Lemon Chill or Dippin' Dots....I'm not sure which one VF has. ;)

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:27 AM

Dippin-dots and is lemon chill guy one who blabs alot about the plans

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:28 AM

It was two different people i talked to

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:36 AM

"The lemon chill guy" is a term used for someone who starts wild rumors about what the future plans are at an amusement park. I think it usually refers to Cedar Point, but it could refer to other parks.

e.g. The Lemon Chill guy told me that in 2019, Cedar Point is adding a 500 foot tall coaster, with 20 loops that goes under Lake Erie!

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 4:41 PM
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In short, front line, minimum wage workers such as ride ops, concessions workers, and in particular, the guy who sells Lemon Chills, do not get any information about the future plans of the park.


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 9:50 PM

In general that's true, although when the park has to file its plans with the Army Corps of Engineers, the minimum wage staff might hear about it.

http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Portals/57/docs/regulatory/MN-Standar...04059P.pdf

[h/t: some other site]

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 9:53 PM
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ILoveAirtime is hearing the rumblings correctly, though. Us mere park fans don't know the true timeframe of when it will happen, but Excalibur is in the way of a new development that will swap some wetland and create a new parking lot and expand the waterpark..

This plan was approved on May 2nd:
www.scribd.com/document/346919809/ValleyFair-Wetland#download

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 11:12 PM

0g said:

e.g. The Lemon Chill guy told me that in 2019, Cedar Point is adding a 500 foot tall coaster, with 20 loops that goes under Lake Erie!

If The Lemon Chill Guy said it, it must be true. ;)

(still need winkies)


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Monday, June 12, 2017 4:40 PM
rollergator's avatar

Overheard discussion about Excalibur's possible demise at HWN event....not surprising, but still somewhat disappointing, since I'm a big fan of rides that defy classification....

Plus, I mean, King Arthur....c'mon....


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Friday, June 16, 2017 11:10 AM
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So would they scrap it or move it to another park? 2 parks comes to mind for relocation, MiA and WoF. Both places could use a nice family coaster like that. I don't know if WoF has a flat area big enough for it but MiA may have it. TimberRider would not be liking news of a relocation of another coaster to MiA he only wants new and big.


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Friday, June 16, 2017 11:44 AM
eightdotthree's avatar

Looks like Michigan's Adventure is getting that new hyper coaster after all...


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Friday, June 16, 2017 12:08 PM
Rick_UK's avatar

Surely Cedar Fair wouldn't relocate such an old ride?

Ah yeah. Demon Drop...


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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